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NWCCOG sending surveys to 60 and over

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOATM ) is a strategic evaluation tool that seeks input from adults 60 and older to gather information about their community experiences. Data from the survey is useful to communities and organizations to develop and modify programs specifically for an aging population. The data will also be used to evaluate current services, influence key stakeholders, empower community members and monitor overall success.

The Alpine Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG), in collaboration with National Research Center, Inc, will begin sending the surveys on June 20 to adults who are 60+ years of age. Recipients will include residents throughout the NWCCOG region, which includes Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit Counties Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Carbondale.

Not all adults over 60 will receive the survey as a random sample has been selected. If you receive a survey, it is vitally important that you complete and return the survey so there is adequate data to help plan for the future of the programs serving the unique needs of aging citizens.

The assessment tool seeks to gather information about a wide range of issues faced by people as they advance in age including: community involvement, volunteer opportunities, overall affordability, access to care, access to information, a sense of community, access to transportation, costs of living and other issues.

The surveys will be completely anonymous and include a postage-paid envelope to return all completed surveys. The responses given on the surveys will help to guide future programs in your community.

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